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NAV Surveillance System Watches over Las Vegas Complex
NAV 2010/11/25

Located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo Resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip, the new CityCenter is big, even by Las Vegas standards. It features luxury hotels, residential buildings, retail and entertainment districts, a parking garage and a fire station as well as the development’s centerpiece, the 61-story, 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino. To help ensure the safety and security of the site, North American Video (NAV) has designed, built and implemented a video surveillance system. Located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo Resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip, the new CityCenter is big, even by Las Vegas standards. It features luxury hotels, residential buildings, retail and entertainment districts, a parking garage and a fire station as well as the development's centerpiece, the 61-story, 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino. To help ensure the safety and security of the site, North American Video (NAV) has designed, built and implemented a video surveillance system.

The CityCenter project is the first deployment of a standardized surveillance platform, designed by NAV for other MGM Resorts International properties. The hybrid solution at CityCenter is built around the Honeywell VMS and features multiple matrix systems spread across seven different locations with monitoring in six separate monitor rooms; six different access control rooms tying together approximately 300 controlled doors; physical security information system (PSIM) integration and management control; and a fiber backbone tying all properties and systems together. More than 3,700 video surveillance cameras provide detailed images all around the clock.

“This project was a challenge to both NAV and the client because of the scale and variety of applications across the multiuse development,” said Jason Oakley, CEO, NAV. “We were successful in delivering this project on time and on budget by working in cooperation with the MGM Resorts team to ensure their needs were met and their technology investment protected.”

The enterprise system provides versatile features needed for surveillance of the mega complex including simultaneous record, playback and viewing of live or recorded material, internal and external redundancy and back-up and networking capabilities. 5-megapixel panoramic cameras are used in selected locations in order to provide full 360-degree persistent situational awareness; scenes can be viewed in panoramic or multiview screen mode. The cameras are additionally capable of generating intrusion alerts upon motion detection and other alarm events and of notifying personnel via E-mail.

NAV developed a local team led by five different project managers to help project efficiency. All racks, enclosures and integrated systems were built, tested and commissioned locally at NAV's Western Region Headquarters in Las Vegas. This process allowed NAV to do testing and quality control prior to delivering the equipment and kept on-site rework to a minimum. It also helped to ensure that the build was consistent with the technical specifications and that the commissioning was executed to NAV operation standards while meeting a very tight timeline.

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